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We’ve had enough of poor leadership

How many times, especially during or just after a tragedy like the killing of Eric Garner, have you heard one of our “leaders” angrily say, “Enough is enough”? They say it as if their angry rhetoric will scare the perpetrators ...

Making no progress on race with ‘progressives’

like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the fence, and still cozying up with bankers. Warren says she isn’t running for president, but there are quite a few political ...

The legacy of Carter G. Woodson

The best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We are grateful for the visionary leadership of noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson for being ...

‘Give Us the Ballot’

Martin Luther King Jr. said in his Give Us the Ballot address to the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 1957: “Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government ...

Jimmie Lee Jackson inspired Selma March

Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis captured the headlines, it was the death of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson that inspired the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March.

What is the state of your union?

Every year in January, we can look forward to hearing the president of the United States give his State of the Union Address. This is the opportunity for the president to set the agenda for the upcoming year and to ...

The importance of research funding

Recently, a group of scientists announced the discovery of a new powerful antibiotic that they say has the potential to reduce deaths from dangerous infections. An estimated 75,000 people die each year from hospital-acquired infections, but new antibiotics are rarely ...

An open letter to President Barack Obama

We love you. We respect you. We support you. We strongly supported your becoming president and have continued to support you through all the trying times. We continue to love, respect and support you.

Dr. Martin Luther King left a blueprint for eradicating poverty

“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it.” Not too many years ago, Kirtley Mather, a Harvard geologist, wrote a book titled Enough and to Spare. ...

Honoring Dr. King through service to humanity

“If you want to be important – wonderful. If you want to be recognized – wonderful. If you want to be great – wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new ...

A million reasons to change … a movement for whosoever will

Exactly what is there in 1 million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in 1 million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders and the same old ways ...

Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’

I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s Selma was nearly completely snubbed for the Oscar nominations last week, as were several “White” films and White actors and directors. I never thought that, after last year’s breakthrough for 12 Years a Slave, ...

Take a page from gay rights activists

When it comes to the issue of gay rights in America, sometimes you can see the tide of a movement change in front of you. There was a time not so long ago when gay advocates were laughed out of ...

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges?

Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I have zero tolerance for such ignorance.

Continuing a legacy

Monday was the 29th year of the Elite News Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Festival in Dallas. It was the first year without Bill Blair, founder of the parade and publisher of the Elite News. Daryl Blair, his ...